Newspaper Page Text
. THK HUM FIRST, RBAORR
This is a Tel-e-phone. It Is a
modern Improvement Because It
Makes everybody Sore that uses
It. When the Hell rings you are
Kii|i|Kis<-il to Buy "Hello," and
Then Somebody on the Other
Iml INm you anil calls you a
VOL. IX. NO. 310.
KLWKLL If. HOYT,
School Director and one of the
leaders in the Kducationnl
Moving Picture theater move
ment in I .11.mill.
The tirst educational moving
picture theater in the I'nited
States opens tonight in Tncomn.
<«>«>«><S>«><s>«.<s»vs><J.<S><s>^4><s><s>^ <sM j )t>< s ><s>< j >< j )^)<?>^>< j >< j >< j ><$(^
» MAN CONDEMNED TO DIE LEAVES WONDERFUL WORK I
1 ™~ (ny Un«<' IVess Leased Wire.) I
<» PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 11.— Suggesting that he has a ♦
«• legacy of experience as a wood man to leave to the world a ■$>
<?> letter written by Prank Garrison, condemned to die Friday <♦>
<?> in the state penitentiary with four other murderers detailing <5>
1 £!V y exi; erleneeß In the wilds, is today in the hands of «
<5> State Game Warden Finley. #
Although roughly written the missive is held to he of X
* great value by Finley as it details habits of the China pheas- <f>
<&, ant and other birds that are a revelation. <§>
<^<s><S><S><S><s>«xJ.<s-^^><j,^>^<j> < j >^^^^>< j >^^,,? , ( g )( j >^< j ><s><?>< j ><i(>
YOUTH SUING PETTIT FOR
FALSE ARREST ON STAND
During Attorney Frank Kel
ley's examination today of form
er Public Safety Commissioner
Pettlt, one of the defendants In
J. B. ASKEW
Following a ten days' illness
from small-pox, .1. B. Askew, a
well known real estate man of
this city, died this morning at his
residence, 17 32 North Prospect
street. He leaves a widow and
four children in Taeoma. Mr.
Askew was also the owner or a
large furniture factory at. Van
couver, B. C. It is thought that
he contracted the illness while on
a recent visit to that city.
WALLA WALLA, Dec. 11. —
All dances feere will be licensed
by the city commissioners, and
the turkey has finished its trot
and no more will the "bunny
hug," for the commissioners have
lopped off their heads.
$ The city health depart- <§>
t> ment is conducting careful <$>
<8> testa of the Green river <?>
<$> water before it is turned <$>
<5> into the pipes for the con- <S>
* sumption of the people. <$>
<*> <j> <»><J><»> <*■ <;> <i> *> :v ■$■>$>
If you wish to borrow
money on real estate
mortgage, buy a home or
home site, rent a home or
Insure your property
against fire loss.
Calvin Philips &Co.
til California Bid* Main M
Ever Notice How Eagerly the Women-Folk Turn to the Page Edited Just for Them In the Times? It's a Page Well Worth While!
The Educational theater Is on
Sixth avenue near Oakes street,
and until yesterday was conduct
ed by private parties as a reguiar
photoplay house, showing the
usual variety of films.
Today the Educational theater
shows a selection or educational,
scientific, and "approved" photo
plays, the latter running to com
edy. No more "Dick Derringer's
Defeat" or the "Boy Murderer's
Hevenge" sort of pictures will be
The new enterprise i« "backed
by a corporation of business men
who are assuming the roles of
"movies magnates" from a pure
ly philanthropic motive.
Business Men Promoters.
Leaders in the movement
which has been incorporated un
der the title of the "Tacoma Ed
ucational and Amusement com
pany," are School Director Elwell
H. Hoyt and K. D. Pollom of
the Rhodes Bros. Co. Otiier
trustees of the movement are F.
H. Tuell, president of the Taco
ma Mfg. Co., who will be active
manager of the Educational the
ater, and C. A. Biel, a local con
No Sunday performances will
be given, but afternoon and
evening film offerings will be
shown at the admission price of
the damage suit brought by T. H.
Coppock, a cigar clerk, Attorney
Crowl for the defense leaped to
his feet and interposed an ou
jection to counsel's questions, de
claring his words "an insult to
"Why, Mr. Crowl—," began
"Gentlemen! Gentlemen!" cau
tioned the court. "Let's setUe
this dispute quietly and at once."
Coppock, the plaintiff, who :s
asking $15,500 for alleged false
arrest, was on the stand at the
close of the morning session.
"My roommate was arrested at
night," he said. "I knew I was
not under arrest at first and
went to the station to see about
bail for my friend.
"They locked me up later In
the evening after I had told the
detectives what I knew of tlie
Ex-Commissioner Pettit admit
ted he had asked Coppock what
he was arrested for, and then
in answer to the young man's
reply that he did not know had
said he probably would find out
before he got out of Jail. He
Bald he had heard Detective Dan
iel saying to Coppock and li:s
friend that they were a "pretty
pair of crooks" and would be put
."where the dogs wouldn't bite
LANSING, Mich., Dec. 11. —
Mrs. Mary Lucas confessed here
loday to having poisoned Mrs.
Paulrne Slngel, pleading that the
act was justified. She denied
that she had murdered other per
sons, but the police are digging
up the cellar of her home here,
in the belief that her case rivals
that of the Gunness murders.
Carl Miller, a boarder at the
Lucas home, disappeared seven
months ago and the police assert
the woman later sought to gain
possession of his property. Some
time ago Mrs. Lucas and her hus
band went to Nebraska, the
woman returning here alone, say-
Ing her husband had died sud
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
IT'S A PRETTY GOOD OLD WORLD AFTER ALL;
TWO AUTO-LOADS OF.FOOD AND CLOTHING GO
OUT TO THE HOME OF JOHN LESSING TODAY
This picture show* the heap of good wholesome food and the bundles of necessary clothing which good-henrted Tacoma people
brought to the I imes office for the John I jessing fumily in response to' this newspaper's ap|K-iil.
"It's a pretty good little world after all —good folks in It.
Sometimes you need to eat something that doesn't agree with you—
cucumbers, for instance —and you get out on the wrong side of
the bed next morning, feeling blue and grouchy—and you say that
it's a hard world, and you find It a hard world.
Nothing to it.
Only you need a .lolt now and then to remind you that beyond
the scudding clouds are the sun and the blue sky, and under the
waist of your neighbor a human heart.
Last Saturday the Times told the story of John Lesslng and
his down-and-out family of four. They had been thrown out of
thoir rooms in Tacoma because they couldn't pay their rent. And
they tramped eight miles to Lakeview, and arrived at the home of
an utter stranger, hungry, exhausted, sick, with all hope gone.
The stranger took them in and fed them and gave them a tiny
cottage to live in. The Times said then that it would send to Lake
view for the Lessings an auto-load of food and provisions.
It seemed a big IF!
We were inclined to pessimism then. It was a raw chill day.
We would, we announced on Saturday, send out an auto-load
IK the hard-hearted folks of Taeoma would bring to the Times offii:*
enough clothes and provisions to fill the machine.
We were a bit doubtful, you see.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 11: —
After examination on Monday for
insanity before Superior Judge
Harris, George Skinner, a tailor,
was so elated at being declared
insane that he went to the Sev
enth^ street bridge early this
morning, slashed his throat with
a razor and then jumped Into
the bay to drown. The water was
hardly up to his knees and bleed
ing terribly from the wounds In
flicted Swinner set up a series
of yells. He was rushed to the
receiving hoapital but died soon
For Taeoma and vi
cinity: Bain tonight
Rain west tonight
and Thursday; rain
or snow east portion
tonight or Thursday.
THE SEASON MOVES FATHER TO POETRY, BUT HE COMES BACK TO EARTH
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1!)12.
IJV FltKI) L. I!OAI,T.
STOLE TO GET VAN A
CHICAGO, Dec .11. —"Judge,
it was the only way I had to get
my baby a Christmas present,"
sobbed Mrs. Ellen Nelson as she,
stood before Judge Scully charged
with shoplifting. She was caught
by a department store detective
hiding a tiny pair of shoes under
DOCK MAKES ;
The municipal dock is a big
winner fop Taeoma.
Superintendent Hall reported
this morning that for the last 12
months the revenues amounted
to $11,725.62 above the expenses,
notwithstanding some extraordi
nary bills for repairs and im
provements amounting to $2,105.
As the total investment in the
dock amounts to only $142,000,
the interest charge against" th«
dock is $6,390.
This leaves a net profit to the
city from the dock of $5,^35.62
in the last 12 months.
But our doubts were groundless.
For the boxes and bundles kept coming in in a constant stream.
W piled them on desks. They overflowed. We stacked them up
against the wall. There was hardly foot-room anywhere.
And the stuff kept coming.
We couldn't stop it. We had enough for one auto-load—and
more than enough, and still bundles and boxes kept coming.
We have enough on hand today for two auto-loads; we have
enough to fill the letftutgu' tiny kitchen from floor to ceiling.
[ It's a good little world; It's a fine little world,
j John Leasing agrees with vs —Lessing who has played In hard
And the little woman who made that eight-mile tramp to
LakevMr, she agrees with us, too.
It's a first-cliiss, A-l, little old world.
And the little Lessings? Well, the human heart feeds on
faith. They have been taught to believe in the reality of Santa
Ohms. Hut they have never seen him. He has never given them
any toys at Christmas time. But they have always believed in
. Some of you Tacoma folks have sent toys. Provisions are
good. Clothing is just what the Lessings need.
When the little Lessings open their eyes on Christmas mnrn
infc tliey will not have to depend upon faith alone. There will be
toy»—material proof of the existence of the children's patron saint.
i YKS, IMDKBD. IT'S A I'KKTTY CJOOI) LITTLE OLD
JMy baby needed the shoes
«rtrtl I had no money," was the
Judffe Scully was touched.
rll sentence you," he said, "to
one*, hour's imprisonment in the
ants room of this court."'
4> 4> §■"<s>
<$> bane answers TO <S>
•$> v. . . -FOOLISH questions ¥
<; $> 4>^> *>.<s> <§>«>3><s><s><B><§><S><s>'s>
How can I get rid of freckles?
—Freckled' Pete. > '
MftVt your face in a basin or
water overnight and run over
the freckles with a lawn mower
in the morning. If the lawn
mov-cr doeisn't work, try a razor.
What book shall I get in order
to acquire wisdom?— Eager Ethel.
Fakinski's dissertation on tne
Translucence of Astronomical
..?* ———— - - - ■ f %
- •■What can I do for a red nose?
Wear a mask. ...
, '♦I'tiat kind of a bnthlngr suit
■ liii'iM I wear to a bathing party?—
C. P. d.
Vho la going to be thereT
The city commission passed
the eight-hour ordinance asked
for by union labor this morning,
after a troublous li;ilf-hour, in
which Mayor Seymour tried to
get some way of easing down the
The state law provides that
when a contractor on public work
works his men over eight hours
the contract must be forfeited.
TO FINISH UP
The city council took another
whirl at the George Wright steel
pipe this morning. Yesterday it
voted he should finish up the
work without testing the pipe.
but must give bond for six
months to the city guaranteeing
Today the council rescinded
the six months bond part and
just ordered him to finish his
Later the city will try to col
lect from Wright what he saves
by not tewting the pipe.
THE TIMES FIICKT ItKADKH
See the Fat Man, Hollo. What
In 11. doing? 11. Ih -■■Hum Meat
to iln 1... | mid siiiiiilliim-s,
when in a (ii-iM'i'iiii.s mood, Ik j
Let! them have two pork <li«|s
for Thirty Cents. Is the Man
Poor? Hollo, ure you trying to'
HOME EDITION 30 CENTS A MONTH.
SEND 5 MEN
SALEM, Ore., Dec. 1C —Two more sunrises
for five men.
But only two sunsets.
For many months the five have waited in
Death Row for the last sunrise which shall come
just before the End of Life, which may be but the
Beginning for all that the finite mind can know.
On the morning of Friday the 13th the five will
be legally killed. Their necks will be scientifically
There are no docks in Death Row. The tick of
a clock would drive them mad, kill them, perhaps,
before the appointed time.
The five offended mortally the majesty of the
law. They, with malice and premeditation, took
human life. The law calls this "murder in the first
degree." The law says that the penalty for "mur
der in the tirst degree' 1 is death. It is the ancient
Mosaic law of "an eye for an eye."
Oregon has a sentimental governor named
VCv*t. West believes thai the law of Oregon should
follow more closely the law of Christ than the
"If," says West, the sentimental, quoting
scripture, "your brother steal your coat, give him
your cloak also. If he smite you on the cheek, turn
to him the other cheek."
West fathered an amendment to the law abol
ishing capital punishment. The question was voted
on last November. The people voted against the
amendment. They want to stick to the Mosaic law.
They want to go on hanging.
West might have pardoned the five in Death
How. He hai not done so. He only granted a stay
of execution until after election day. Now he will
let them die. The people of Oregon shall see the
Mosaic law in operation. They shall see dangling
from the gibbet five shells of clay from which the
souls have fled. They voted it so.
Mike Morgan slew for gain. He killed his part
ner on the Rogue river and stole his horse. The
law will put a black cap on Mike's head, a noose
around his neck-, and drop him through a trap. It
has betn scientifically worked out that if you
weigh so much you must be dropped so far. Some
times the experts make mistakes in their calcula
tions, and drop you too far, which is bad; or not
far enough, which is worse. The subject is not
Noble Faulder killed in anger. Faulder loved
his dog. The dog was killed. Faulder blamed the
cam]) cook. A silent, taciturn man, he awaits the
end stoically, talking to no one. Those who know
Faulder say he will not whimper at the end.
Frank Garrison is a "bad man." He killed tho
officer who tried to arrest him for theft. "Had!
men" are seldom game. The authorities are afraid
of a "scene" when the time comes to break Garri
John W. Taylor shot Fred Parry, a noted bully.
He says he fired in self-defense. The bullet that
killed Parry also killed Taylor's best friend. Tay
lor says he is not afraid to die. He is the best man
of the five.
The worst is Jack Roberts, burglar. Roberts
was holding up two men. They tried to escape. He
shot them in the back. He's taken to psalm-singing
now that the end is near. Between psalms he gunws
his finger nails.
VERY BIG FIRE
(IJy Vnited Pres* Lcaml Wire.)
CINCINNATI, 0., Dec! 11.—
Fire which destroyed three of
this city's leading establish
ments —the Gibson hotel, Hen
digg-Lotham department store
and the W. I* Douglas shoe
company—is estimated today to
have caused a loss of $700,0110.
More than 100 offices in the 17
--story Union Trust building also
News Items From
v the Hicktown Bee
. Squire Tuttle has put -up a
sign In his pasture pond saying
' "No Flslilns; Here." We found
that out laat summer. - ■ ;
Miss Oenevteve Skill has gone
>to the city to Irani the mani
cur« business. This Is the sev- :
enth Hick town belle lost- this ;
.' way this • year. - v . ]
The young feller that takes l
„ its much Interest In his job-as)
If »he owned the ■ business. '
Lafe Watertowar■ says, usually
• gets fired for bein' too durned
ml WORE DAYS
WANT to sell
A TIMES WANT